Community World Service Asia is a regional organization implementing humanitarian and development initiatives throughout Asia. We aim to address factors that divide people by promoting inclusiveness, shared values, diversity, and interdependence. Marginalized communities are assisted irrespective of race, faith, color, age, sex, economic status, or political opinion. Respecting the right to choose how to live, we work with marginalized communities in order for them to overcome inequality and lead peaceful, dignified and resilient lives.
Community World Service Asia has been present in the region since 1954 and is a registered organization with Governments and Networks. The organization comprises of a committed governing board and a diverse team. It works through a robust accountability framework and maintains strong relationships with communities and partners.
Our focus areas include: disaster management; education; health; livelihoods; peace and democracy; WASH; DRR and quality and accountability. We engage in the self-implementation of projects, cooperation through partners, and the provision of capacity building trainings and resources at the national, regional and global levels.
In line with our commitments to quality and accountability, we are members of the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) Alliance, Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) and People In Aid. We are HAP certified and achieved the first Quality Mark from People In Aid. Our organization is the Country Focal Point in Pakistan and the Regional Partner in Asia for the Sphere Project and the lead agency for HAP in Pakistan. Our commitment and role enables us to collaborate with key partners on advocating, building capacity, and enhancing quality and accountability of humanitarian action throughout the region. Community World Service Asia is ISO 9001:2008 certified and has also received the USAID management standards certification.
We are members of the ACT Alliance, Asian Disaster Risk Reduction and Response Network (ADRRN), Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), Agency Coordination Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR), the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), Pakistan Humanitarian Forum (PHF), the Rights of Expression, Assembly, Association and Thought (REAT) Network and the START Network. We are signatories to the Red Cross/Red Crescent Code of Conduct for NGOs in Disaster Relief and also adhere to other policies including a Code of Conduct for Child Protection and the Minimum Economic Recovery Standards (MERS).